Letters

Letter: Shocking increase

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

The recent rate increase by Eversource, formerly WMECO, was approved by the state as a 29 percent increase. From December to January, my cost per kilowatt hour increased from 8.844 cents to 14.228 cents per hour. The difference, 5.384 cents, is 61 percent of 8.844. By my math this is a 61 percent increase. What am I missing here? I have spoken to several neighbors and small business owners in … 0

Letter: Net-metering cap

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Thank you to The (Greenfield) Recorder for your coverage of solar power and the recent public hearing on net-metering in Holyoke. Solar power is a boon to Massachusetts, combating pollution and reducing utility costs while keeping energy dollars local and creating jobs. Solar is an economic engine: every dollar invested in solar creates $1.20 in economic benefits for our state and the solar … 0

Letter: Clear those hydrants

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

In reference to clearing snow-covered fire hydrants: Upon numerous phone conversations with local and state officials, enforcement is necessary for the safety of all us in fire emergency. Bylaws are not enforced without fines or enforcement agent. We need a designated fire delegate (12-month position) in each and every county, who will collaborate with police, state, DPW, fire departments, etc., to be sure … 0

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Letter: Recommended diet

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

The U.S. Advisory Panel on Dietary Guidelines has finally mustered the courage to recommend that Americans eat less meat and dairy products. And not just to lower our risk of heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes and obesity, but also because it slows the rate of climate changes, with … 0

Letter: The call of duty

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

World War II started when I was 10 years old. The United States military readiness was at an all time low. For the first 18 months, we were losing the war around the world. However, during those terrible days, all manufacturing was converted to producing planes, tanks, ships … 0

Letter: Our strategy

Monday, March 2, 2015

The current administration is taking heat for not coming up with a strategy to deal with ISIS. Strategy is defined as a careful plan or method for achieving an end. But if there is no end in sight, as many believe, then perhaps a strategy is non-existent. The … 0

Letter: ‘Economic injustice’

Monday, March 2, 2015

Elizabeth Warren who was paid $429,981 as a Harvard law professor from 2010-2011 had the audacity to give comments concerning what she calls “economic injustice” at GCC. I guess that goes hand in hand along with her $5.4 million mansion. DAVID KEMPF Greenfield … 1

Letter: Pokey post office

Monday, March 2, 2015

Snail mail ... believe it! I recently purchased a relatively expensive book online from Northampton. Big deal right? You bet it is! I offer you the following authentic tracking of the item from a Florence post office. Before you read the account, please keep in mind that Florence … 0

Letter: Overprotected

Sunday, March 1, 2015

I cannot believe the parents who are suing cities and towns because of their children’s sledding accidents and the towns that are banning sledding (article Feb. 20). What is next, banning outdoor bicycling by children (could cause accidents)? What do these parents suggest children do during the winter … 0

Letter: State police call

Sunday, March 1, 2015

When the phone rang one evening recently, and the caller ID announced that the caller was the State of Massachusetts, I was quite curious as I answered it. The caller, a lovely young woman, was calling from the Shelburne State Police Barracks to inquire whether we were missing … 0

Letter: I’d welcome lampreys

Sunday, March 1, 2015

It would be wonderful if, as Dick Starkey suggests in his letter of Feb 19, by installing fish ladders at the Green River dams we could bring lampreys and other native species back to the Green River. I believe it would be the humans checking out the lampreys, … 0

Letter: Information changes

Friday, February 27, 2015

Schooled in the 1940s and ’50s (Bement, Deerfield Academy and Yale University), young people were not bombarded, day and night, by TV and the Internet. Papers like yours and radio were the source of news. Today, I hold the “blurring” between information and “entertainment” (designed solely to build … 0

Letter: Response to barbarity

Friday, February 27, 2015

Egypt’s decisive response to the recent episode of barbarism by ISIL (aka. ISIS) terrorists, provides a good example of how this war must be fought, as well as sending a powerful message. When militants from the self-proclaimed “Islamic State”, (a title I would call a gross mischaracterization), brutally … 0